Friend of the Sea wins UK People & Environment Achievement Business Awards 2012 – Fishupdate.com

Friend of the Sea wins UK People & Environment Achievement Business Awards 2012 Published:  07 February, 2012

Friend of the Sea founder and director Paolo Bray wins UK People & Environment Achievement Business Awards 2012.

On the 26th of January, at the Orangery, Kensington Palace, London, Friend of the Sea founder and director Paolo Bray received the prestigious award for its exceptional leadership, vision and key strategy which has influenced Britain and worldwide businesses green policies. Dr Bray’s more than twenty years’ dedication, to make fisheries more sustainable and the tangible conservation results achieved by the Dolphin-Safe and Friend of the Sea project, have positively impressed the panel of judges.

The People and Environment Achievement Business Award (PEABs) has been launched to celebrate how green initiatives can be good for business as well as the planet. The new award showcases excellence and innovation as demonstrated by an individual or team within an organisation of any shape or size, whether from the public and private sector, whose contribution to the “greening” of UK businesses has been genuinely effective.

The award judges were: Toni Jupiter (Special Adviser to the Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit); Jo Wood (Jo Wood Organics); Paul Turner (Lloyds Banking Group’s Community Investment & Sustainable Development Director); Jo Fairley (Ecosphere – Time Newspaper, Green Beauty Bible); Jarvis Smith; Deborah Meaden (Ambassador for the WWF); Alex Lambie (Green Magazine); Leo Johnson (PricewaterhouseCoopers Sustainability and Climate Change Team).

“I am honored to receive this UK Award,” said Bray. “The Friend of the Sea project is accomplishing more and more in UK, as major retailers, wholesalers and the catering industry are launching new FOS certified products every month”.

Hosted by King Lion Media in association with GREEN, the quarterly magazine distributed by the Guardian, the award was headline sponsored by Lloyds TSB Commercial.